Wedding Trend Alert-Back Necklaces

Can you believe August is already upon us? August signals the end of summer and a distinct nod to fall- back to school, cooler temps and because I was a fall bride I always think of this time of year  as the official wedding season. This November I will celebrate 13 years of marriage to my best friend- and one of my dear friends is celebrating her 25th year of marital bliss by renewing her vows in October.  Hands down one of my favorite trends  this fall wedding season is the back necklace- part roaring twenties, definitely sexy and the ultimate exclamation point to a backless gown. If you’re a fall bride looking for the perfect accessory consider a back necklace.

Here’s some inspiration:


back necklace

back necklace

photo credit: Angelas Bridal Boutique






Ben_Amun pearl necklace

Ben_Amun pearl necklace

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Additional inspiration via my Pinterest board

The soundtrack of my life- ‘wedding’ favors

As many of my readers know, my honey-do and I just renewed our wedding vows. The ceremony was lovely, the food at the reception was truly delectable, and I enjoyed spending time with some of my nearest and dearest friends and family. After the dust has settled, and I am fully encompassed back into the reality that is my life, one of my favorite items from my renewal is the compilation CD!! The CD has songs that have meaning for me and my hubby- it starts off with Beyonce’s “Flaws and all” cause, well I am a train-wreck in the morning, and ends with “Its Our Anniversary”. I listened to the CD on my looong commute from DC to B-more this evening, and my heart swelled, and an inevitable smile crossed my face as I grooved to the soundtrack that is my life. I have a lot of friends (congrats Tracey!) getting married this spring, and I highly recommend this very personalized wedding favor. Here’s a partial list of songs:Leela James- Don’t SpeakLauryn Hill- Lost OnesLauryn Hill- ZionJill Scott- Slowly SurelyJill Scott- Love Rain- feat Mos DefJill Scott- GoldenJill Scott- Bedda at HomeErykah Badu- ClevaZhane- sending my love Raphael Siddiqq-AnniversaryTI- You can have whatever you likeBeyonce- Flaws and all Frankie Beverly and Maze- southern girlFrankie Beverly- golden time of dayEtta James- At Last Neyo- Miss Independent Estelle- come overGF

Wedding Shoes!

Many of my regular readers know that I am renewing my wedding vows in November so I am on a hunt for a dress, shoes etc. The GF is far from traditional, and because vow renewal is NOT a recreation of a wedding, I am looking for items that are whimsical, fun, and fashionable. I came across these Shannon Britt shoes while e-window shopping on Zappos. Me likey!!photos courtesy of Zappos

The GF is getting married- again!

So my husband proposed to me this week, and I’m getting married to my honey-do again. I am super excited about the prospect of renewing my wedding vows. I am blessed enough to have married my best friend, and in honor of our friendship, and love we have decided to rededicate ourselves in front of our families, and closest friends. He has selected 11/22 as the day we will walk down the aisle again, and of course the GF has been in a whirlwind of wedding plans- starting with the dress! Even though this is the second time around for me, I am still going to wear an antique white, or eggshell colored gown. Please feel free to email me any suggestions- I will be providing fashion week updates tomorrow!GF photo courtesy of the Baltimore Cupcake Company

LaDonna and Darnell Jump the Broom

“Today throws a wedding” featured the wedding of my soror LaDonna as she jumped the broom into wedded bliss with her honey do Darnell.The bride was resplendent in a Priscilla of Boston gown.check out the ceremony below


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